2013 Legislative Victories

Maryland Health Progress Act of 2013 

Govenor O'Malley signed the Maryland Health Progress Act of 2013 on April 25th.  This is the last of a three year process to build the state’s Health Benefit Exchange and its public face, Maryland Health Connection.  Read our Advocate's Guide to learn more about the law’s key provisions.

Repeal of Obsolete Provisions of Law 

This legislation repeals a law that (1) allows health maintenance organizations to offer a benefit package that provides limited benefits; (2) authorizes a group health insurance policy to continue distributing  benefits after the death of a person; and (3) requires a succeeding insurer to give information to an employer before entering into a group contract.